Lee W. Badger is the owner, director and leading designer-craftsman of Anvil Works®, in business since 1981. His life-long career as a self-employed artist-blacksmith began during the 1970's in Denver and the Colorado Rockies and brought him to the Mid-Atlantic and National Capital region in the late 1980's. He taught and worked as an artist-in-residence at Glen Echo National Park in suburban Washington, DC from 1989 to 1993. As the scope of his business increased, Lee began to seek a regionally central location where he could create a workshop of his own design. In 1998 he built the Anvil Works studio and metal workshop in Hedgesville, WV. As an artist and furniture maker, he is a member of The Furniture Society and the International Sculpture Center. He also belongs to national, regional and local blacksmith guilds and associations, and attends metalsmithing workshops and conferences wherever his interests may lead.